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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Falls County, Texas

Clickable Map of Falls County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Falls County, TX (27) Bell County, TX (163) Limestone County, TX (39) McLennan County, TX (132) Milam County, TX (56) Robertson County, TX (50)  FallsCounty(27) Falls County (27)  BellCounty(163) Bell County (163)  LimestoneCounty(39) Limestone County (39)  McLennanCounty(132) McLennan County (132)  MilamCounty(56) Milam County (56)  RobertsonCounty(50) Robertson County (50)
Marlin is the county seat for Falls County
Adjacent to Falls County, Texas
      Bell County (163)  
      Limestone County (39)  
      McLennan County (132)  
      Milam County (56)  
      Robertson County (50)  
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1Texas, Falls County, Bruceville-Eddy — 11871 — Roy Bedichek — (June 27, 1878 - May 21, 1959)
On Interstate 35 Frontage Road, 0.4 miles north of Blevins Road (County Road 459), on the right when traveling north.
Born in Illinois to J. M. and Lucretia (Craven) Bedichek, Roy came to Falls County at the age of six. Educated first in his parents' school at Blevins and later at the Bedichek's Eddy Literary and Scientific Institute, he graduated from the . . . Map (db m149434) HM
2Texas, Falls County, Chilton — 11873 — North Prairie School — Site Of
On Golinda Drive (U.S. 77) north of County Road 466A, on the right when traveling north.
On June 8, 1896, the citizens of North Prairie petitioned the Falls County Commissioners Court for a community school district, and North Prairie School District No. 65 was created. In 1910 a 2-room school housed two teachers and about 20 students. . . . Map (db m108510) HM
3Texas, Falls County, Lott — 863 — Church of the Visitation
On County Route 3000, on the right when traveling north.
German natives who settled originally in Colorado County came here in 1879 looking for better land. Pleased with the soil and location, they brought their families and immediately purchased 100 acres for a church and school. The earliest Mass was . . . Map (db m125272) HM
4Texas, Falls County, Lott — 16234 — St. Mary's Cemetery
On County Highway 3000, on the left when traveling north.
St. Mary's Cemetery was founded in 1883 by German families who had recently settled in the area and named their community "Westphalia," after their German home province. Casper Hoelscher, Frank Wunsch, Theodore Rabroker, J.G. Bockholt and Frank . . . Map (db m125442) HM
5Texas, Falls County, Lott — 5772 — Westphalia Little School
On County Road 3000, 0.3 miles north of State Highway 320, on the right when traveling north.
Plans for the establishment of a school to serve the German Catholic community of Westphalia began soon after the earliest settlers arrived here in 1879. Under the direction of the first trustees, Anton Jansing, Joseph Hoelscher,and Stanislaus . . . Map (db m125359) HM
6Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 126 — Allen House
On Ward Street at Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Ward Street.
Built in 1911 as a residence for the family of Dr. Walter and Nettie (Falconer) Allen, this Greek Revival style house features a giant entablature supported by paired massive ionic columns. The house was occupied by members of the Allen family until . . . Map (db m208764) HM
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7Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 6516 — Captain Henry Gray Carter — (1836-1896)
On Gift Street at Carter Street, on the right when traveling west on Gift Street.
Born in Weston, Vermont. Moved to Texas in 1852. Enlisted as a Lieutenant in Confederate Army (Gen. Tom Green's Brigade, Texas Cavalry) in 1861, during Civil War. Promoted to Captain in 1862 for gallantry, he fought against Gen. N.P. Banks' Army at . . . Map (db m208786) HM
8Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 2489 — Early Hilton Hotel — (Built 1929-1930)
On Coleman Street, on the right when traveling east.
After Conrad Hilton had initiated career that later made him foremost innkeeper in the world, a first venture in boom town of Cisco brought a dream of Texas "wearing a chain of Hilton Hotels." Reality outran dreams. This was his eighth hotel. . . . Map (db m208472) HM
9Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1560 — Falconer Home
On Agnes Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Walker Street (Farm to Market Road 147), on the right when traveling west.
Constructed in 1880, this home originally housed a private boys' school known as Stafford Military Academy. When financial difficulties forced the school to close in 1886, it was purchased as a residence by Willis Lang Falconer, who had moved to . . . Map (db m208787) HM
10Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1562 — Falls County
On State Highway 6, 0.3 miles north of County Road 223, on the right when traveling south.
Created Jan. 28, 1850, from Limestone and Milam counties. Organized Aug. 5, 1850. Named for falls on the Brazos River which flow through the center of the county. White colonization in the area pre-dates the Texas Revolution, but colonists fled . . . Map (db m208477) HM
11Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 11717 — Falls County Courthouse
On Bridge Street (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling west.
The Texas legislature created Falls County in 1850. The first courthouse was a log cabin, possibly located on this site. In 1855 the county seat (then Adams) was renamed Marlin, and construction was completed on what became the courthouse square. . . . Map (db m208470) HM
12Texas, Falls County, Marlin — Falls County World War II Memorial
On Bridge Street at Craik Street, on the right when traveling west on Bridge Street.
In Memory of Those Who Gave All World War II Falls County John Richard Ashley • Floyd Leroy Ashley • Theodore P. Aycock • Claude Allen • Ed L. Ball • Marion C. Barry • Henry V. Baushausen • Bill Bielamowicz • Newton B. Birkes • Roy A. . . . Map (db m208762) WM
13Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1563 — Falls of the Brazos River
Near Farm to Market Road 712 west of County Road 301, on the left when traveling west.
When Anglo-Americans began to settle in Texas, the falls of the Brazos were located 2 miles southwest of here. At that time, the water fell about 10 feet over a rocky ledge. The falls served the Indians and early settlers as a trail landmark, . . . Map (db m84668) HM
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14Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1651 — First Baptist Church of Marlin
On Coleman Street at Oaks Street, on the right when traveling west on Coleman Street.
In Aug. 1851 the Falls County Commissioners Court donated three Marlin City lots as sites for Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. Pioneer preacher the Rev. Z.N. Morrell selected a lot later designated as the southeast corner of Ward and . . . Map (db m208780) HM
15Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 8833 — First United Methodist Church — of Marlin
On Coleman Street at Bartlett Street, on the right when traveling west on Coleman Street.
Missionary preachers served Methodists in this area even before the establishment of Falls County or the city of Marlin. First sent was the Rev. John W. DeVilbiss in 1842. He was followed by other circuit riders until the Rev. Charles Brown was . . . Map (db m208781) HM
16Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 2395 — General Thomas Harrison — C.S.A — (1823-1891) —
On State Highway 6, 0.3 miles north of County Road 223, on the right when traveling south.
Youngest of only trio of Texas Brothers who all gained rank of general in Confederate Army. Lived in Falls County in 1850s. Veteran of Mexican War and of Texas frontier defense. Rose in Civil War to command of Terry's Texas Rangers. Rode with . . . Map (db m208476) HM
17Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 13041 — Greater Providence Missionary Baptist Church
On Commerce Street, 0.1 miles south of Aycock Street, on the left when traveling south.
In 1893, twelve men and women led by the Rev. N.T. Denson organized the Providence Baptist Church, named to reflect a sense of divine direction. They held their first services in a schoolhouse and later purchased this site. They erected a brush . . . Map (db m208759) HM
18Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 2568 — Hot Mineral Water
On Coleman Street at Heritage Row, on the right when traveling west on Coleman Street.
A well drilled on this site in 1892, in an effort to secure a public water supply, produced 48,000 gallons of hot mineral water daily from an artesian deposit underlying the area. At first believed unfit for human use, analysis proved the water . . . Map (db m109028) HM
19Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 3221 — Marlin
On Fortune Street at Ward Street, on the right when traveling west on Fortune Street.
In 1851, one year after Falls County was created, the town of Marlin was designated county seat. Formerly known as Adams, it was renamed for area pioneer John Marlin. The first courthouse was a log structure which also served as a school and . . . Map (db m208471) HM
20Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 4592 — Sarahville de Viesca — Site of Colonial Capital — (1 Mile Southwest) —
On State Highway 6, 0.3 miles north of County Road 223, on the right when traveling south.
Founded 1834 by Sterling C. Robertson, colonizer of a 100 by 200-mile area embracing all or part of 30 later Texas counties. Situated near falls of Brazos River, where over a stony ford passed much traffic between east and southwest Texas, this . . . Map (db m208474) HM
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21Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 556 — Site of Bucksnort
On Farm to Market Road 712, 0.4 miles east of Old Falls Road (County Route 287), on the right when traveling west.
This area was first settled in 1837 by members of the Marlin and Menefee families. The settlement grew steadily, and for a time was known as Jarett Menefee's Supply Station. By the 1840s the village boasted a school, general store, blacksmith shop, . . . Map (db m84669) HM
22Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 12527 — Site of St. Paul School
On Farm to Market Road 2307 at County Highway 130, on the right when traveling east on Highway 2307.
Founded by the German farmers and ranchers who settled this part of Falls County, St. Paul School dates to 1896 when a schoolhouse was built near the St. Paul Church. After school trustees purchased land in 1906 and again in 1910, a three-room . . . Map (db m208789) HM
23Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 5072 — St. Paul United Church of Christ
On Farm to Market Road 2307 at County Highway 123, on the right when traveling east on Highway 2307.
In 1894 German settlers founded the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran congregation with the Rev. E.W. Ernst Hartmann as pastor. In 1896 they built a school and called their first resident minister, the Rev. Dr. Samuel D. Press (1875-1987), who was later . . . Map (db m208788) HM
24Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1841 — The First Presbyterian Church of Marlin
On Oaks Street at Capps Street, on the left when traveling north on Oaks Street.
The Presbyterian faith was preached in the Falls County Courthouse in Marlin in 1852, from a pulpit that was drawn up into the rafters when not in use. Presbyterians organized a church in 1853 in Carolina community (10 mi. SW) and held missionary . . . Map (db m208765) HM
25Texas, Falls County, Marlin — 1206 — The Rev. Nelson T. Denson and Marlin Missionary Baptist Church
On Bennett Street at George Street, on the right when traveling south on Bennett Street.
Born into slavery in Arkansas, Nelson Taylor Denson (1845-1938) was brought to Falls County in 1856 at the age of eleven. After accompanying his master in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he returned to Marlin where he was a pioneer . . . Map (db m208761) HM
26Texas, Falls County, Perry — 2630 — Indian Battlefield
On State Highway 6 at County Route 112, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 6.
At this site, near the pioneer home of George Morgan, a battle took place, January 16, 1839, between settlers in this region and Indians under Chief Jos้ Marํa in which the colonists were defeated. A treaty with these Indians made soon after . . . Map (db m84671) HM
27Texas, Falls County, Perry — 3990 — Judge Albert G. and Harriet Elizabeth Grimes Perry
On State Highway 6 at County Route 112, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 6.
Tennessee native Albert G. Perry (1807-1874) began the study of law at age sixteen in his brother's Alabama law office. He became a successful attorney, but in 1831 left for Texas, settling in Washington, where he opened a law office. The following . . . Map (db m84676) HM
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Jan. 30, 2023